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Univision
Jan 21, 2013 6:30pm EST
madre le enseÑÓ. fue la declaraciÓn de richard blanco en el tercer momento hispano, su poema escrito se titula one today". hablamos con Él y le preguntamos si cuando el comitÉ lo invitÓ le pusieron alguna restricciÓn? >>> ellos no me dieron directriz, ni tema, y uno se pone a pensar que es un poema especial, no solamente de mi familia, es como un regalo a los estados unidos. >>> segÚn la historia oficial fuiste concebido en espaÑa, nacido en cuba, y criado en estados unidos. ¿quÉ eres? >>> depende del dÍa de la semana. (risas) >>> a veces me siento bien cubano, otras americano, es una pregunta que no tiene una respuesta definitiva. si hubiera una respuesta tan fÁcil no me tomarÍa tres libros de poemas, es una pregunta que me hago todos los dÍas. a veces pienso que eso de los cubanos no me llega tanto. >>> y menos viviendo en main. >>> y escucho celia cruz y la las lÁgrimas comienzan. >>> serÁn el primer latino y el primer gay en hacerlo en esta toma de posesiÓn, esto te limita? >>> para el poema en si? >>> para tu trabajo. >>> he escrito lo que me habla el corazÓn, en
Univision
Jan 21, 2013 1:00pm PST
también que se vio la participación de varios latinos, uno de ellos fue el poeta richard blanco que recitó un poema que a todos nos conmovió y habla del sacrificio de sus padres. >>> en el lenguaje que mi madre me enseñó, en cada idioma, ha hablado en un solo viento que lleva nuestra vida sin prejuicio, tal como estas palabras salen de mis labios un cielo, desde que los montes y las sierras que recuperamos, y desde el mississipi hasta el colorado piensen en el trabajo de nuestras manos cosiendo ,preparando puentes, haciendo un trabajo para el jefe, curnado una herida o haciendo un informe, o limpiando el último piso de la torre de la libertad. >>> richard blanco de raíces cubanos, nacido en españa y abiertamente gay, en al juramentación del presidente barack obama donde es el día que se conmemora el cumpleaños de marthin luther king, como ustedes saben, un aguerrido luchador de los derechos civiles, que en cierto forma también se le rinde tributo cuando se hace historia, lourdes meluzá también estuvo ahí en el capitolio y presenció las reacciones de la familia del pre
Univision
Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm EST
del pais." la presencia latina se noto con richard blanco, primer poeta hispano y gay en recitar 1 poesia en la ceremonia y en la bendicion del reverendo leon. rev. luis leon, iglesia de st. john's sr. presidente, y vicepresiden te, que dios os bendiga a todos sus dias.' muchos asistentes que llegaron de lejos desafiaron al frio y a las medidas de seguridad. miguel coronado, asistente a ceremonia una experiencia espectacular, venimos de california, el condado de los angeles, y estuvimos desde las 6 de la manana. otros dicen haber sentido la misma emocion de hace 4 anos.br ceremonia mira, aqui es el simbolo de obama. este es latinos por obama, esperamos mucho de el en esta administracion, asi es que lo tenemos que apoyar igualmente. 1 analista republicano critico el discurso como muestra que el presidente no quiere negociar. alfonso aguilar, sociedad latina principios conservado res creo que es 1 mensaje a su base, radical, de izquiera, feminista, el lobby gay, pero tambien 1 vision 1 poco distorsionado de la igualdad, de que el gobierno tiene que intervenir para redistribuir." mas
Telemundo
Jan 21, 2013 6:30pm EST
participar en su y nau inauguraciÓn, richard blanco. >> despuÉs de la primera cosa que pensÉ en mis padres, mi abuelo en todo el skrif en todo lo que hicieron por mi como que fue el fin de un capÍtulo en mi vida que todo el trabajo mÍo tambiÉn y todo lo que hemos estado en esa llamada. >> tambiÉn este joven infante de marina fue el Único latino. emociona muchÍsimo en la parte del evento histÓrico y exactamente lo que he querido hacer. >> la lista es grande. >> uno de los mÁs esperados esta noche es el grupo manÁ que se ha convertido
Univision
Jan 21, 2013 8:00am PST
mandato. >>> ahora el senador schulmer presenta a richard blanco, que fue concebido, como él dice en españa, nació en cuba y es ahora americano, vamos a ver >>> señor presidente señor vicepresidente estados unidos hoy, hoy un sol salió sobre nosotros, levantándose sobre las montañas, reflejándose sobre los lagos, diseminando una verdad simple, por las grandes planicies las montañas rocosas, una sola luz, bañando los techos, en una sola historia, con nuestros gestos silentes, pasando por las ventanas, mi cara, las caras de ustedes, miles de rostros en espejos, cada uno ansiando libertad, en un crescendo del día, los autobuses escolares, el ritmo del tráfico, los vendedores de fruta que se preparan armando arcoiris, buscando nuestro elogio, camiones con leche, petróleo, papel, recorriendo nuestras carreteras, junto a nosotros, cuando vamos rumbo a limpiar mesas, escribir libros, enseñar geometría, o trabajar empacando mercadería, como hizo mi madre por 20 años, para poder escribir este poema hoy, todos nosotros tan vitales como esa luz que nos baña, la misma luz que i
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 4:00am EST
rights leader medgar evers. also taping is richard blanco. his poems center around the idea of the american experience. >>> once the ceremony concludes, the president, vice president and their wives will take their celebratory walk from the u.s. capitol to the white house. >> they will be followed for the entire mile by thousands of people taking part in the inaugural parade. lauren demarco has more on that. >> reporter: four of the eight inaugural parade floats represent the states where the president and vice president were born as well as where they served as lawmakers. >> the hawaii float has the diamond head volcano on there. >> another four floats honor the extraordinary progress we have avenue medicine as a nation. one pays tribute to dr. martin luther king. another highlights civil rights. >> this represents a slew of different battles that we've seen in the civil rights movement throughout the years. >> the our people, our future float represents the theme of the inauguration. willy griego of denver is one of the citizen cochairs chose ton ride on it. >> the idea was to ha
Univision
Jan 21, 2013 8:00am EST
. otro que hace noticias, richard blanco, el poeta cubano que dirá un poema para la ocasion. y el reverendo luis león, que ofrecerá la bendicion. >>otro hispano es un soldado de raíces costarricenses, que tiene el honor de formar parte de la escolta de barack obama. un sueño que tuvo de niño >>tiene 2 años, sargento marcelo araya tiene una decada en el ejército >>me gradue de highschool a los 1 años. a los 17 años. >>fueron tantos sus deseos quew su padre no tuvo opcion que firmar su autorizacion para que entrara a las fuerzas armas. esta pasión lo ha convertido en líder, actualmente entrena colegas que serán enviados a iraque. >>ahora su rol lo desempeña lejos de su lugar de trabajo, sirve a barack obama >>el sargento cumple con una mision que pocos logran desempeñar >>cuando me eligieron, no lo podía creer. >>a él lo eligieron entre 200 mil soldados >>un honor para mi, para mis líderes y mi familia. >>aparte de participar en el desfile por la noche, tendra la oportunidad de probar sus dotes de bailarin en la gala. >>sera un rol especial. >>ojalá que le enseñe
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 4:30am PST
floats honoring the first and second family's home states and civil rights. richard blanco, the first latino and first openly gay inaugural poet. and perhaps no one is more excited than fifth graders from new york's public school number 22. they are singing this morning. >> i am very excited. it's going to be good. >> reporter: thousands of extra security officers have been sworn in. there's a 30-mile no-fly zone over the city. 150 city blocks around the capital shut down. >> we have to be prepared for everything. that's the way we do it. >> barack obama is just getting started. >> reporter: tracie potts, nbc news washington. >> vice president biden sworn in yesterday by supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. there was a ball sponsored by the national wildlife federation and over environmental groups. as far as the first lady, she's not announced what she'll focus on in the second term but one reporter that covers the first lady says you should not be surprised if mrs. obama talks about more of a work/life balance. the first lady expected to maintain focus of her first term fighting c
Univision
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
sotomayor juramentará a joe biden. richard blanco que es el poeta que va a estar presente y hará un poema especial para la ocasion y el reverendo luis león que dará la bendicion final. estaremos reportandoles detalles a detalle cada hecho. >>muchas gracias, muy buenos días, hace cuatro años, hubo aquí casi dos millones de personas para la primera toma de posesion del primer presidente afroamericano de la nación. >>el resto de las personas estarán aquí, se tendrán que conformar con ver a traves de pantallas gigantes de television. >>la mayoría de boletos fueron repartidas por representates del congreso en sus distritos. >>hay más de 13 mil personas, entre policías, agentes de seguridad de distintas agencias, miembros de la guardia militar, gente que pasó toda la noche aquí, tratando de entrar, hace minutos han empezado a dejar entrar público. no hace tanto frío como hace cuatro años atrás. vamos a traerles minuto a minuto de lo que sucede con buenos días, en su toma de posesión en su segundo periodo. >>luis, muy buenos días, son 35 grados farenheit los que se sie
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 4:30am EST
inaugural -- >> we're hearing from the poet born in spain to cuban exiles. richard blanco is
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
without pomp or pageantry, it was a simple affair in the white house blue room, with his wife and daughters at his side. the president fulfilling the constitutional requirement of being sworn in on the 20th of january. meanwhile, thousands have descended on this city tonight to share in tomorrow's traditional public swearing in and inaugural parade and witness the start of the second half of barack obama's historic presidency. we have full coverage of the second inauguration and we start with nbc's peter alexander across the street from the white house at lafayette park. peter, good evening. >> reporter: lester, good evening to you. the first family will watch that inaugural parade right behind us. this is pennsylvania avenue and that is the reviewing stand where they will sit. but before the festivities can begin, the president today had to take care of some constitutional business. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> reporter: the ceremony was as intimate as it was brief. inside the white house, joined by his immediate family, president obama was sworn in by justice john roberts, who after famously flubbing the words four years ago, this time read from a printed script. >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> that i will faithfully execute. >> -- the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: the presidential oath, punctuated by a playful critique from the obama's youngest daughter. >> i did it. >> reporter: the first lady later tweeting, "i'm so proud of him." with the public event tomorrow, why another oath today? the constitution mandates the president's term ends at noon on the 20th day of january. and this year, for only the seventh time, that fell on a sunday. >> i, joseph r. biden, jr. -- >> reporter: vice president biden was sworn in separately this morning by justice sonia sotomayor, the first hispanic judge to administer the oath of office. >> the duties of the office of which i'm about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> reporter: at a preinaugural ball last night, the vice president mistakenly gave himself a promotion. >> i am proud to be president of the united states -- >> reporter: together, the president and vice president also laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier in arlington national cemetery -- [ "taps" ] -- before the obamas headed to church. even before hundreds of thousands gather for tomorrow's inaugural address, the obstacles the president faces in the second term in with a deeply divided government, were on full display from guns -- >> within minutes of that horrible tragedy in newtown, the president began trying to exploit that tragedy to push a gun control agenda that is designed to appeal to partisans. >> reporter: to the nation's still-recovering economy. >> he is addicted to spending. and those are policies that will hurt our country long term. >> reporter: and tonight, a top white house adviser tells nbc news that the president has finished writing his remarks for his inaugural address tomorrow that he will deliver shortly after completing the ceremonial oath of office. and then, tomorrow night, the obamas, lester, will celebrate with two inaugural balls, compared to ten four years ago. >> all right, peter, thank you. >>> and washington is getting ready for the spectacle that brings at least a sense of unity to this city once every four years. nbc's kelly o'donnell is outside the capitol with that story. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. this is where it all happens for what is the grandest photo op in american politics. tomorrow, we will see the president walk through that red drape behind me and he will take the ceremonial oath and deliver his inaugural address at the front of that stage. just final touches to go. and counting down to that moment, there was actually plenty to see today. save all the pageantry for tomorrow. ♪ this day before the big show is a street fair. ♪ >> it's just awesome to experience just being here. it's just awesome. very historic. >> reporter: a noisy, crowded festival of anticipation. >> celebrating the next four years, celebrating america. >> reporter: washington in gridlock over parking, not politics. today, no tickets were required, so this is as close to the action as many visitors will get. >> it doesn't matter where we are. >> wherever we are, we will be happy. >> just as long as we are here in the area where everyone else is so that we can take part. >> reporter: and you'll find memories to go. >> three for 20. three for 20. >> reporter: the chance to say they were here often comes at the end of a long ride across several states. >> we got on a charter bus at 6 in the morning and left our little town in upstate south carolina. >> reporter: today, long lines waited to see the wreath-laying, honoring the holiday for martin luther king, jr. >> even though that it's crowded and there are lines everywhere, i mean, it's -- everyone's in such a good mood. >> reporter: and this test run day shows the capitol is just about ready. after tidying up the streets and making the national mall foot friendly. that is a temporary plastic floor to protect the new secretary of defense lawn. visitor's soaked up today's 60 degrees. >> it's beautiful out. we are enjoying it. >> reporter: well, that 60 degrees was fleeting, lester. it is more appropriately january-like right now. but when i talked to organizers today, they are worried about the same kinds of things anyone would be concerned about if you're throwing a big party, will everything be in the right place at the right time? will everyone enjoy themselves? lester? >> a lot of folks holding their breath tonight. kelly, thanks. >>> beyond the pomp and circumstance, another priority tomorrow is keeping all of those hundreds of thousands of people converging on this city safe. nbc's justice correspondent, pete williams, looks at a city on high alert. >> reporter: in the airspace above washington, helicopters and jets will enforce a virtual no-fly zone for 30 miles in all directions from the u.s. capitol. six miles of the potomac and anacostia rivers will be shut down, with 150 blocks of downtown washington closed to traffic, partly out of concern for car or truck bombs. >> we have to be prepared for everything, so that's the way we do. we prepare with all of our partners and try to come up with a plan for every eventuality. >> reporter: much of inaugural security will be visible for protection and crowd control, with countersnipers on top of buildings around the capitol and along the parade route. some not so visible, detectors monitoring the air for toxins and plain-clothed security teams at subway and train stations watching for suspicious behavior. at the ready near the capitol, thousands of doses of antidotes in case of a chemical or biological attack. no firm figures are available, but officials say all this security will cost about $120 million for hundreds of federal agents, thousands of local police and national guardsmen from 25 states. this second obama inaugural is expected to draw less than a third of the nearly 2 million who came four years ago. [ sirens ] six bridges and freeways that were closed then will be open this time. but a highway tunnel used as a pedestrian access point that became clogged with thousands last time will be closed this year. and officials say they will have more metal detectors in use and advisories on social media, hoping to avoid the long lines, some that never moved. >> there's over 500 pole-mounted signs that last time that didn't even exist. we have also increased a number of way finders, people giving people direction, telling people where to go. >> reporter: so far, officials say they know of no credible threats to the ceremonies, but they will be out in force, hoping to make sure nothing goes wrong. pete williams, nbc news, washington. >>> as we look ahead to tomorrow, i'm joined here by brian williams. brian, i went back and looked at the president's remarks four years ago, part pep talk and also a lot of talk about the hope, the end to conflict and discord. that part didn't work out so well. how does he frame the next four years? >> i heard a very smart guy say something very smart this weekend, that is that the highs aren't going to be as high and the lows aren't as low. meaning, we are not going to look out there tomorrow and see that incredible sight, that breathtaking sight of 2 million americans. the excitement level is different. then again, the u.s. economy is not in free fall. one of two wars, at least, has wound down. so, these -- no two of these speeches are different, no two presidential administrations are different. i think tomorrow reflects a more hardened time. >> is there something liberating about being a second-term president, that you are not facing re-election? >> i guess so. you and i were talking before we went on the air how will this speech differ from a state of the union? will there be present day references? mostly there for the test of time, but will there be a newtown reference? will we get through the speech without a reference to lincoln's second inaugural? we will have doris kerns goodwin on hands tomorrow, who wrote the book, just in case. i think is something probably liberating. second terms are for legacy. second terms can also be fraught and problematic. that's for the history books to determine. >> you have a big day ahead of you tomorrow. >> as do you. >> our inaugural coverage begins tomorrow morning on "today," and brian then leads our extended coverage throughout the day here on nbc. >>> there will be an inaugural poem read during the ceremony here tomorrow, and this year, the poet is richard blanco, born in spain to cuban exiles to emigrated to this country, the first latino and first openly gay inaugural poet. today, we spoke to him about his connection to president obama and here's part of what he had to say, in his own words. >> the connection to the inaugural's very theme of our people, our future, to me, symbolizes the salt of the earth that was my family. you know, that their hard work, that we are all in this together, that it takes -- it takes a village kind of feeling. and so, that theme i identified by a lot. part of the life story that always resonated with me. i can imagine him as a child sort of having to negotiate some very important cultural questions as well as i have had as a cuban-american and that whole question of where do i belong? you know, what's home? the sense of the support of the family and that idea that our parents always wanted us, my brother and i, to always do better than them. i will never forget that speech at the convention, we are one america, and that made me feel so much like i was one of those ones. and even though my work has been specifically about -- about my family, it's really about some very basic universal themes, about belonging, about love. and so, i think that sense of unity is what i want to bring across and i hope -- i want to feel as connected to america tomorrow, me personally, as i hope we all feel to each other and as i hope they feel to me. zblervelg zblervelg zblervelgts. >>> we have a lot more ahead on "nbc nightly news." >>> more than half a century after one of the defining civil rights era, a ban from little rock writes a new chapter in the history books. >>> there is news tonight of yet another multiple shooting. police have charged a 15-year-old boy with multiple counts of murder after discovering the bodies of five people, including three children, in a home in albuquerque, new mexico. the victims were shot with what is believed to be an ar-15 rifle. >>> moving overseas, there's more tonight on that hostage situation in algeria. after yesterday's final assault by algerian forces, another 25 bodies were found today by a bomb squad, clearing the gas plant of explosives. that raised the death toll to at least 81, including one american. algerian officials said it was unclear whether the additional bodies were those of hostages or militants who took over the plant. >>> rare snow and ice brought parts of britain to a standstill this weekend, shutting down travel and stranding hundreds of passengers at london's heathrow airport. at least 20% of flights in and out of europe's busiest airport were canceled today, with no word on when many of them will be rescheduled. >>> here in this country, a new concern tonight for many college students heading back to school this week after winter break, fighting the worst flu outbreak in years. while colleges have encouraged students to get vaccinated, there is still fear of fresh outbreaks. nbc's michelle franzen has more. >> okay. so here for a flu shot today, right? >> yep. >> reporter: back from break, wisconsin madison junior mark sebert is doing all he can to keep from getting the flu. >> my mom has been hounding me about it and i work with kids at the day care through the university so it doesn't hurt. >> reporter: he is one of hundreds of students on campus getting a shot due to the nationwide flu outbreak. >> heard all the statistics through the tv and just said, why not? >> reporter: according to the cdc, 48 states are now reporting widespread cases of the flu. 30 states report a high level of activity. and that has college health officials bracing for the worst. >> we are concerned about because students are returning from all over the world and all over the country, that they may be incubating those infections and bring them back to campus. >> reporter: at the madison campus, health workers say it is the first time they are arming students with shots this late in the season and have extra vaccines ready to go. >> just in the last week alone, we have seen almost 400 students coming in for shots, which is relatively unheard of for us to do in january. >> reporter: in massachusetts, health workers at umass amherst are also using fliers, social media and flu clinics to get the word out and help students who get sick. >> lots of students get frustrated with the illness. they miss classes and this takes a toll on them psychologically, as far as getting behind in their schoolwork. and we do our best to support them with that process. >> reporter: support and precautions that could help students keep the doctor and flu away. michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >>> the baseball world lost another legend this weekend, hall of famer stan musial died last night. the st. louis cardinals' shortstop won three world series rings and seven batting titles in his 22 seasons with the team, retiring in 1963 with 55 major league records. two years ago, he was awarded the presidential medal of freedom, the highest honor given to an american citizen. san musial was 92 years old. >>> when we come back, a look at how the first lady's second term could look a little different. >>> the capitol all ready for tomorrow's inauguration festivities, we are back from washington with a question on the minds of many people, as president obama's second term begins. how will the first lady's role evolve? we asked white house correspondent kristen welker to take a look. >> reporter: america may be politically divided, but most americans agree, they really like first lady michelle obama. ♪ you hit me like the sky fell on me ♪ >> reporter: public popularity on display saturday night at the kids' inaugural ball honoring military families. helping those families has been one of mrs. obama's key initiatives. >> when i think about what makes america great, i think about all of you, our men and women in uniform, our military spouses and our amazing military kids. >> reporter: her other focus, fighting childhood obesity. but as she prepares to spend another four years at the white house, some critics suggest the harvard-educated lawyer should take on more policy-heavy goals. top advisers push back. >> well, there were policies behind the initiatives that she did. >> reporter: valerie jarrett says the first lady and you her staff are working on a new agenda. >> she really is very determined to make sure that they think it through thoroughly and that they don't just do one-off things. she wants to really make sure that it's thought out. >> reporter: ivillage chief correspondent kelly wallace covers michelle obama. >> she is obviously going to add other issues to her plate. i wouldn't be surprised if you hear her talking more about work/life balance. >> reporter: no matter what the first lady's new agenda holds, advisers say the role of mom-in-chief will always be her top priority. >> every day, i hope that i'm doing right by my girls. every day. >> reporter: malia is now 14 and sasha, 11. that means college applications and all the challenges that lie ahead. >> as i get a little bit older and as i have now so adjusted to washington, i think that frees her up a little bit more to spend more time on the initiative she is cares about, but she will never take her eyes off the two of them. >> reporter: kristen welker, nbc news, the white house. >>> we will be right back with some echoes of the past playing out here in washington tomorrow. >>> finally tonight, layer upon layer of history will unfold here tomorroas we inaugurate a president and observe the holiday, honoring the memory of dr. martin luther king, jr. but there will be other reminders of this nation's long journey on the road to inclusion. among them, a high school marching band from arkansas and a civil rights pioneer who bookend a vivid story of how far this nation has come. the name is the same, but the little rock central high school of 2013 marches to a different drum. the irony will be inescapable when this racially mixed group of students from little rock's most infamous school perform at the second inauguration of america's first black president. >> we are not just historic because of what happened in 1957. we are great in academics, music, which is why we are going to the inauguration. >> reporter: 1957. before these students and even the president himself were born. little rock central high was not a great place then, but rather the flashpoint in the battle over court-ordered school desegregation, forced by the federal government to accept black students. >> at 8:28 this morning, little rock time, the nine negro students who arrive here at this school daily arrive here again this morning. >> reporter: terrence robert was one of the little rock nine. were you prepared, though, for the anger and visciousness that greeted you as you approached the school that day? >> not at all. there's no way on earth the nine of us should have survived that experience. the people who were in opposition to us were so devoted to the notion that we shouldn't be there that they were willing to kill us. >> reporter: their brave journey was a seminal event in civil rights history. and in 2009, more than 50 years later, terrence roberts stood outside the capitol to witness another historic moment. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> is it fair to say what you and the other eight students did ultimately led barack obama to be president? >> well, yeah, perhaps not in any direct way but in terms of all the essential steps that needed to be taken, little rock was one of those essential steps. >> reporter: when the central high marching band plays for this inauguration, they will represent a very different place than the school roberts attended in 1957. a now-fully integrated place that does not run from its past. >> the school now is so connected to the history and the kids. every child who goes here knows about the history of this school. >> reporter: and those who made that history. >> if those kids could walk down the hallways and be subject to the type of abuse that they did, it set my mindset that i can do anything. >> to walk through those halls and to touch the same railing that they did, to be a part of the history, and now making history again here at central high school, you really feel empowered by that. >> reporter: and with that history at their back, the band will proudly march down pennsylvania avenue on monday. and also in washington again will be terrence roberts, who offers them this message. >> we, individually, have to know our history so that we understand our present and can anticipate our future. >> and that is our present for this sunday. brian williams will be here tomorrow covering the inauguration. i'm lester holt. reporting from washington, d.c., for all of us at nbc news, good night. >>> it's really a thrill. we are hard workers. we all put the work in. we've come from so far. you know, we've come from the bottom. >> from the bottom to the top. the san francisco 49ers are now headed for the super bowl where they hope to claim their sixth trophy. >>> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. celebrations are in order tonight after the niners come from behind to win in atlanta. this video is from our nbc bay area chopper. shortly after the niners victory, fans took to the strelg streets to celebrate. but no one seemed to mind. mindy is in atlanta with reaction from the team and henry wofford has the highlights. monty francis is in san francisco where the party continues. hello, monty. >> reporter: good evening. along the embarcadero, the waterfront has mostly cleared of fans. we were in pete's tavern whe
Univision
Jan 21, 2013 2:00pm PST
, richard blanco, en nomrbe de todo el equipo para agradecer la sintonia, hemos tenido todo el día de hoy para invitarles laultima información, lo hacemos con todo el entusiasmo del ritmo, con la misma forma en que recorre una milla y media en la capital, cuenta con diferentes bandas, foros, y también con la presencia del mandatario que ustedes saben en algunas oportunidades recorre parte de estas millas caminando en esta ocasion, la temperaturas está a favor de todos, la máxima hace 4 años fueron 28 grados farenheit, y en este año hablamos de temperaturas en los 40, así que lo hemos disfrutado un poco más, no hemos estado con ese frío terrible que no permite que nadie pueda festejar tranquilo en un día como hoy, estados unidos juramentó por segunda vez a un afroamericano, el primer presidente de raza negra en llegar a este puesto de liderazgo, para mi ha sido maravilloso compartir esta experiencia, más adelante en los próximos días compartiré detalles de como se lleva la ocbertura en facebook, ojalá que pueda visitarla. es mucha más inforación, se que todos usted
Univision
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm EST
declamaciÓn de richard blanco el momento mÁs emotivo, habla mos con Él ante del momento histÓrico, veamos la entrevista. >>> gracias richard. >>> gracias. >>> estÁs haciendo historia al ser honrado como poeta inaugural, una ceremonia que todo el mundo estarÁ viendo, como te sientes por ser elegido? >>> sÍ, un honor increible, todavÍa me parece un sueÑo, pero la verdad es como que un pedacito, un pedazon del american dolariz dream. >>> cuÁl fue lo mas difÍcil de escribir el poema, era algo especÍfico, cuÁl fue el reto mas grande a la hora de escribir el p poema? >>> sÍ, eso mismo, una voz muy intima, los temas son mucho de familia. entonces como hablar de eso, com como mantener la misma voz, como dicen, la esencia. >>> sÍ, esencia. >>> e incluir al paÍs, parte de los hispanos, quisiera hablarle a los hispanos nada mÁs, es un pueblo para estados unidos entero, ese fue el obstÁculo mas grande, lo que aprendÍ eso mismo que la voz mÍa. la voz poÉtica se puede decir, aunque estÉ escribiendo sobre ceci, mi mamÁ y estados unidos, eso aprendÍ, mientrasmmientrasma mientrasmmientras
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
american to read an original poem. cuban american civil jeer and author, richard blanco. so hispanics playing an important role on an important day in washington. john. >> a long day of firsts and a long day of celebration. dan lothian at the white house this morning. the crowd expected to turn up at the national mall, not expected to be as large as four years ago, when 1.8 million people crowded into the city. they are still expecting some 800,000 people today. nothing to thumb your nose at. christi paul on the national mall where crowds are gathering. >> they are gathering and dressed to impress and to stay warm. no doubt that things have definitely picked up in the last half hour, so we've seen a lot more people. with me now is 10-year-old mari and her mom michelle who feels a special kinship with michelle obama and mckenna as well. mari, ten yearsed old. you moved from california a couple of years ago, what do you want to see today? >> inside the white house. >> reporter: you want to see inside the white house? >> you think that's going to happen? >> yes. >> they got on
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 4:00am PST
haven't written a poem since third grade, i feel that richard blanco would be a much better choice. >> not even a haiku today? nothing? >> nothing. i had watch. >>> still ahead, you will remember four years ago, the crowd made history, nearly 2 million people were packed in this mall. look at the pictures there. this time around, how big will it get? we'll take you on a tour. and i'll speak to bernice king as the nation marks mlk day. that ahead. back in a moment. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. >>> welcome back, everybody. you are looking at the folks beginning come out on the mall on washington, d.c. a balmy 33 degrees. we're told it feels like 26 degrees here. the sun has come up. it will get a little warmer this morning. look at the folks out there. expected to see a crowded mall this morning. j
CNBC
Jan 21, 2013 11:00am EST
one by kelly clarkson, and a poem by richard blanco. reverend luis leon will give the benediction followed by beyonce. she's going to sing the national anthem, she had a baby, and she's going to perform at the super bowl. >> not to be upstaged, hampsto pearson is at the capitol. what are you seeing? >> beyonce got a much bigger cheer than i did. it was one of the more electric moments that just happened a few minutes ago when she and jay-z came in. you just missed the introduction of former president bill clinton and secretary of state hillary clinton and former president jimmy carter and wife roslyn. we are just minutes away from the arrival of, of course, the vice president, jill biden, and the president and first lady and their family. it's exciting. it's electric. we've got great weather, especially compared to four years or so here, and i have to say before the program sort of settled in, i saw more collegiality on the platform in terms of members of congress, both democrats and republicans, commingling, glad handing each other, coming up to the front of the rail, if you will
WETA
Jan 21, 2013 11:00am EST
] >> richard blanco you can go to the "newshour" website for the interview that aired last week. very fascinating fella. >> much of his poetry is narrative of his own experience. there he was trying to tell a narrative of all of us. >> now my privilege to introduce reverend dr. luis leon to deliver the benediction. >> one little moment of drama leading up to this, he replaced original choice for this a meg church pastor became known for his anti-gay statement. luis leon is pastor here in washington. >> let us pray. gracious and eternal god as we conclude the second inauguration of president obama we ask for your blessings as we seek to become in the words of martin luther king, citizens of a beloved community, loving you and loving our neighbors as ourselves. we pray that you will bless us with your continued presence because without it, arrogance will infect our hearts, but with your blessing we know that we can break down the walls that separate us. we pray for your blessing today because without it mistrust, prejudice and rancor will rule our hearts. but with the blessing of your p
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 5:00am EST
will make history. richard blanco will be the first latino to read the poem. he grew up in miami. he lives in maine working as a civil engineer and author. blanco will be the first openly gay poet to recite the inauguration poem. >>> we're getting a bird's eye view of the district before the swearing. >> check out these pictures taken on board the international space station. chris hat field posted this shot of the town lit up on saturday night. this one was taken yesterday. you can see the potomac river on the left with the mall cutting through the middle. you can make out the washington monument and the capitol. can you see it there? >> little more than a bird's eye view i think. >> the technology there. >> amazing to see. >>> it is 5:51 right now. 35 chilly degrees outside our studios. let's check in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein for what you expect this morning. >> there's capitol hill. we're under a mostly cloudy sky now. reagan national airport 35 degrees. we've got a northeast wind around 10 miles an hour. it feels like it's more like the upper 20s and over the l
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 4:00pm PST
richard blanco. he is a 44-year-old and he is making history tomorrow. he's cuban american. he is openly gay. and he is the one to deliver the poem in the inauguration. we had a chance to talk about what it's going to be like and a little bit about the nerves. here's how he deserved cribed i me. >> writing the poem, that took weeks and that's all i did around the clock. and through the process of working with the pic and all that so once i got to d.c. on thursday, the poem was done, practiced and really since i have been here it's more about just sort of more official duties and whatnot and interviews and things like that but, you know, there's -- it's interesting because there's something to be said about the spontaneity of the art, as well. i have rehearsed the poem, looked at it several times. >> reporter: he's a little nervous. i have to admit. he admits it himself. this is the largest audience he's ever delivered a poem. he is a teacher, as well. all of his students very proud of him and he will have a poem and a photo of members of the family also poets, as well, to give him
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am EST
so many people there today. today's inaugural poem will make history as well. >> richard blanco will be the first ever latino poet to read the poem. he grew up in miami and born in spain. he lives in maine working as a civil engineer and author. he says he feels kektded to president obama as the two have similar life stories. >> the life story that always resonated with me. i can imagine him as a child negotiating cultural questions as well as i've had as a cuban american. the whole question of where do i belong? what's home? >> now blanco will make history as the first latino and make history to be the first openly gay poet to recite the inauguration poem. >>> thousands of extra law enforcement officers are on duty for inauguration events. >> many got their marching orders within the last 24 hours. >> pro -- >>> hundreds of police officers traveled to d.c. and were sworn in as deputy u.s. marshals. this was a ceremony at american university's bender arena yesterday. they got a security briefing and reminders on what to look out for in the crowds. >>> the lines are starting to build
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
second family's home states and civil rights. richard blanco, first latino and first openly gay inaugural poet. >> that sense of unity is what i want to bring across. >> reporter: no one is more excited than new york's public school students. >> it's going to be good. >> reporter: thousands of extra security officers have been sworn in. a 30-mile no-fly zone over the city. 150 city blocks around the capitol shut down. >> we have to be prepared for everything. >> reporter: the end of months of planning, the beginning of a new term or as the vice president put it. >> i want you to know something else about this guy, barack obama. he's just getting started. >> reporter: and here at the capitol things are just getting started. the cute kids that you just saw we we're listening to them sing right now. a part of this program, this final program, final inauguration for president obama. >> tracie potts, clearly you have juice out there. it's good to be tracie potts. you have a front row seat out there. can you give us an idea of who will be sitting there behind you on the stage? >> repo
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
richard blanco became the youngest inaugural poet ever and the first hispanic or openly gay person to recite a poem at the ceremony. in one passage he paid tribute to the victims of last month's elementary school shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> all of us, as vital as the one light we move through, the same light on blackboards with lessons for the day, equations to solve, history to question or atoms imagined, the "i have a dream" we all keep dreaming or the impossible vocabulary of sorrow that won't explain the empty desk of 20 children marked absent today and forever. >> ifill: a rev. of st. john's episcopal church where the first family worshipped this morning gave the been diction >> we pray for your blessing because without it, we will see only what the eye can see. but with the blessing of your blessing, we will see that we are created in your image, whether brown, black or white, male or female, first generation immigrant american or daughter of the american revolution, gay or straight, rich or poor. we pray for your blessing because without it, we will only see scarcity i
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 8:00am PST
, ahead of the rescitation of the poem for the day. richard blanco, the first latino, the youngest at 44, the first openly gay man to be a presidential inaugural poet. >> we have our next guest is the poet richard blanco, which he will share words for us he has composed for this occasion. [applause] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today. one sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores, peeking over the smokies, greeting the faces of the great lakes, spreading a simple truth across the great plains, then charging across the rockies. one light waking up rooftops, under each one a story, told by our silent gestures moving across windows. my faith, your face, millions of faces in morning's mirrors, each one yawning to life, crescendoing into our day. the pencil yellow school buses, the rythym of traffic lights, fruit stands, apples, limes and oranges a raid like rainbows, begging our praise. silver trucks heavy with oil or paper, bricks or milk, teaming over highways alongside us on our way to clean tables, read ledgers, or save lives, to teach geometry, or ring up gr
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 10:00am EST
country 'tis of thee." the poet who will speak today is richard blanco. he's a poet who was trained as a civil engineer because his parents insisted that writing would never take him anywhere, but he will be delivering his poetry today at the president's inauguration. and then the benediction will be delivered by luis leon, who is the rector of st. john's church, the little church right across the street from the white house. >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, the chairman for the inaugurational ceremonies, the honorable charles e. schumer. >> mr. president, mr. vice president, members of congress, all who are present and to all who are watching, welcome to the capitol and to this celebration of our great democracy. now, this is the 57th inauguration of an american president, and no matter how many times one witnesses this event, its simplicity, its innate majesty, and most of all, its meaning, that sacred and yet cautious entrusting of power from we, the people, to our chosen leader never fails to make one's heart beat faster, as it will today with the inauguration of president ba
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
will be richard blanco. the first hispanic and openly gay person to deliver the poem. center around the idea of the american experience. >> and the reverend lewis leon will deliver the benediction. this is the pastor's second appearance at a presidential inauguration. he's delivered the invocation at george bush's ceremony back in 2005. >> all right. spectators at the event should prepare for tight security. more than 2,000 officers will be in dc today making sure everything goes smoothly. some are going to work with metro transit police. but most will be with dc police. protestors are expected at various spots along the parade route. a small group of anti-abortion demonstrators picketed at the white house yesterday. >>> still ahead at 7:00, we are sharing your pictures and your thoughts from today's swearing in ceremony. >> at this time of aeroowe at this time in our history we always see hollywood's a listers to come to town. and when we come back, a little of the a listers that are here for the main event. and how some of them spent the weekend giving back. we're going to have that a
KRON
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
] . >> wow. our next distinguished guest is the poet richard blanco who will share words which he has composed for this occasion. [ applause ] . >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today. one sun rose on us today. kindled over our shores, weeking over the smokeys, greeting the faces of the great lakes, spreading a simple truth across the great plains and charging across the rockies. one light, waking up roof tops, under each one a story told by our sielent guess pictures moving across windows. my face, your face, millions of faces in morning. each one yawning to life. the pencilled yellow school buses, the ritd yum of traffic lights. frutd fants p stants, wines, orange and begging our praise. silver trucks, heavy with oils or paper, bricks or milk. teaming over highways along side us. on our way. to clean tables, reed ledgers, or save lives, to teach go traechl or ring up greeshryes as my mother did -- groceries as my mother did for 20 years so i could write this poem for all of us today. all of us, as vital as the one light we move through. the same light on black boar
Current
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
next distinguished guest is the poet richard blanco, who will share with us words he has composed for this occasion. [ applause ] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today. one sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores, peaking over the smokeys, greeting the faces of the great lakes, spreading a simple truth across the great plains, and charging across the rockies. one light waking up roof tops. under each one a story, told my our silent gestures moving across windows. my face, your face, millions of faces in morning's mirrors, each one yawning to life, crescendoing into our day, the pencilled yellow school buses, the rhythm of traffic lights, fruit stands, begging our praise. silver trucks heavy with oil or paper, bricks or milk, teeming over highways alongside us, on our way to clean tables, read ledgers, or save lives, to teach geometry or ring up groceries, as my mother did for 20 years, so i would write this poem for all of us today. all of us, as vital as the one light, the same light on blackboards are lessons for the day, equations to solve, history to quest
LINKTV
Jan 21, 2013 5:00am PST
and the inaugural poem by richard blanco. at 12:30, the benediction. as we speak, president obama is about to step outside onto the west front of the capital. we are joined by clarence lusane, author of "the black history of the white house." professor at american university here in washington, d.c., professor of international relations. this book goes beyond the white house. it also talks about the capital, talks about those who built these institutions, physically. many of them enslaved. >> this is an important history. in fact, the capitol has now demolished the slave labor that went into building that building. there are two plaques, one in the main hallway, one on the house side. there is nothing in the white house that a knowledge as that. if you go on a tour, now self- guided, you can go through the blue room, the other important rooms in the white house, but there is nothing that tells you where the slave quarters were, where people lived in the basement, for example, during the period of slavery. so there is the need for the white house to also commemorate and acknowledge th
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
over 200 years. the invocation -- the poem benediction from richard blanco. poem from richard blanco and benediction from reverend dr. luis leon. the church of the president, st. john's, and the second inaugural address. >> trying to find a balance between a government ruled by elite and ruled by a mob. both being a problem. he talked about the government we want, which is infrastructure, regulation, all the good things, and then recognized the government can't solve all the problems. i thought that was a reaching out, if you will, a shout at the tea party right that's rejectionist. then far more interesting, seemed to be a call out to tehran. he said our old enemies become our new friends. we're going to try to do that again. learn from the lessons in the past as we've done with vietnam and the germans and japanese and all the people we've gone to woor with and it's an amazing idea to throw that idea in the face of the neo cons. they hated what we heard him say. i spent some time with an iranian family this past weekend. they said go over to talk to the people. he said you media never t
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
." beyonce yet to come. richard blanco will read his work of the day. and beyonce will play them into lunch, inside the capitol. lester holt is at the front of the capitol for us. lester, crowd is filling in behind you back there. >> it sure is. what a spectacular vantage point we have. the marine band playing right now. some of the dignitaries and vips taking their seats, including the governs who are just over my shoulder. members of the senate and house will be on the stage, along with the president's cabinet. diplomatic dignitaries and two forms presidents, president carter and clinton will be here, both president bushs will not be ascending this inauguration. things, as you say, should get under way about 11:30. the president and vice president will be introduced sometime after 11:00. we would expect them to take their seats near the front of the stage. the families, of course, will be with them. what is more stunning than the view behind me is the view that the president will have as he looks up the mall at thousands and thousands of people. while the numbers may be smaller than
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